Independent Review of Industrial Distribution ERP Software for the Automotive Industry

Below you will find a comprehensive, independent review and comparison of Industrial Distribution ERP software for the Automotive industry. We provide an easy-to-navigate matrix comparing general data (e.g. price, financing options, etc.), materials management, sales order management, financial management, production management, supply chain management, and customer relationship management, plus any additional capabilities each vendor might provide. Click on the links to dive deeper into each vendor's software or request a free demo to get more hands-on experience.
  General Data
  Product NameSYSPROabas ERPSage ERP X3NetSuite ERPMicrosoft Dynamics AX
  Version7.020167Always CurrentAX 7 2016
  Price Range$25K-500K onsite$75K and up-$2600/ user-$10K-100K$20K-750K
  Financing OptionsLease, Owner Financing, SubscriptionLease, FinancingOwner Financing, Lease to ownSubscriptionLease, Owner Financing, Financing
  User Range4-100010-25020-1000+10+unlimited5-2,250
  Multi SiteYesYesYesYesYes
  Multi NationalYes, 60+ Countries YesYesYesYes
  ArchitectureSOA, XML, WebserviceSOA / Multi-tier SAAS, MultitenantSOA, .NET, Cloud
  Database PlatformMS SQL Server, Other, Cloud-Based (Saas), Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsCloud-Based (Saas), abas Open Object Oriented Database, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base PlatformsMS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas)MS SQL Server, Progress, IBM DB2, Other, Oracle, ODBC Compliant, Proprietary`, Customized per Client, Pervasive, Power, Sage ProvideX, Sybase, Cloud-Based (Saas), PostgreSQL, MS SQL Express, abas Open Object Oriented Database, MS Access, IBM UniData/UniVerse, Universally Compatible w/all Data Base Platforms, Quickbooks, Salesforce, Multi-Tenant SAAS on the SalesForce CloudMS SQL Server, Oracle, Cloud-Based (Saas), Microsoft Azure
  Server OSWindowsLinux, Windows, UnixLinux, Windows, UnixMac OS, Windows, Unix, Novell NetwareWindows
  Materials Management
   Inventory Management     Inventory Management    Inventory Control    Multi-location Inventory for Distributor    Inventory Controls  
   Lot Traceability     Material requirements planning (MRP)        Advanced Shipping    Manufacturing  
       Material Cost Posting        Bin Management    Material Planning  
       Scheduling        Order Promising    Warehouse Management  
       Warehouse Management        Real-Time Sustem      
               Return Materials Authorization      
  Sales Order Management
   Document Flow Mgmt.    Costing    Purchasing Management    Automated Order Processing    Sales & Marketing  
   Ecommerce Shopping Cart    Invoicing    RF Warehousing    Automated Payments    Sales Management  
   Point Of Sale    Process History    Sales Monitoring    One Click Purchase Orders      
   Report Writer    Quotation Management        Order Management      
   Return Mgmt    Sales Management Overview        Procure-to-Pay Purchasing      
   Sales Analysis    Shipping Order        Real Time Order Status      
   Sales Orders            Self-Service Vendor Center      
               Shipping Integration      
               Streamlined Receiving      
  Financial Management
   Budget Management    “What if” Financial Scenarios    Business Intelligence    General Ledger, Payables & Receivables    AP / AR  
   Accounts Payable    Cost Accounting    Data Collection    Financial Summary    Financial Management Overview  
   Accounts Receivable    Financials and Accounting    Financial Overview    Advanced Billing    Fixed Assets  
   Activity Based Costing    Fixed Assets        Amortization Schedules    General Ledger  
   Tax Management    Liquidity Planning        Multi-currency Transactions    International Capabilities  
   Assests Register    Perpetual Inventory Costing        Project Accounting    Project Accounting  
   Payroll            Revenue Recognition      
  Production Management
   Bill of Materials    CAD Integration    Discrete Manufacturing    Advanced Multi-location Inventory    Bill of Materials  
   Engineering Change Control    Production Summary    Process Manufacturing    Aseembly Management    Key Production Features  
   Factory Documentation    Project Cost Accounting        Work Order Management    Product Builder  
   Cost Tracking    Project Management              
   Planning and Scheduling    Time Recording / Job Time              
   Projects and Contracts    Work Order Management              
   Quality Mgmt                  
   Requirements Planning                  
   Shop Clock                  
  Supply Chain Management
   EDI Solution    Purchasing        Supply Chain Overview    Key Supply Chain Features  
   Freight Calculator    Requisitions              
   Inventory Forecasting    Sales Planning & Forecasting              
   Shipping Mgmt    Supplier Relationship Management              
  Customer Relationship Management
   Contact Management    Customer Relations Mgmt.    CRM    Incentive Management    Marketing Automation  
   CRM for Syspro    Customer Relationship Management Overview        Job and Project Tracking    Sales Force Automation  
               Partner Relationship      
               Sales Order Management      
               Self Service Customer Portal      
  Additional Capabilities
   Document Mgmt     Electronic data interchange (EDI)    Multi-Channel Retail and Direct Marketing    Real Time Dashboards    Alert System  
   Espresso Mobile    Business Intelligence    Wholesale Distribution    Security    Business Intelligence and Reporting  
       Multi-Site            Compliance Management  
                   Human Resource Management  
                   Service Managment  
  Services Support
   STARS    Upgrade Guarantee        Customer Care    Support Options  
   Support            NetSuite Central      
   Training and Education            Site Consultation      

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